Samsung’s assistant Bixby is to be fully usable in the fourth quarter of this year in Germany. The first available on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + (Hands-On) is currently only available in Korean and English.
Bixby first in Korean and English
To the presentation of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + Samsung present journalists knew that in Korean and English first a Spanish optimized for the Hispanics for the US would follow. For German, there was no appointment for the announcement, but the support was secured by Samsung.
Support page of Samsung
The fact that Bixby can be used completely in Germany from the fourth quarter, is now evident from a Samsung support document. If you are looking for “Bixby” via the Samsung support page, the corresponding entry appears under FAQ number 1125989. The entry is valid for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + smartphone models.
Bixby partially already usable
Samsung writes ” completely available “, because Bixby is to some extent already on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + usable. When the new dedicated Bixby button is pressed, the Bixby startup screen, similar to the google go-home screen of the Google launcher, opens. Here users get a compilation of appointments, the weather, news or tips for the personalization of the smartphone. Also Bixby Vision for the scanning of QR codes, search of similar pictures as well as products on the net is already finished. Talking with Bixby and giving commands is not yet possible.
Update 12.04.2017 10:01 h
Even in the United States, Bixby will not be ready in time for the market launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 + on April 21st. Such as Samsung to several US media, including VentureBeat , has confirmed in an official statement, Bixby to be available in the US until later in the spring.